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Massive Winter Nor’Easter Is Headed For NYC Tonight Through Tuesday

By Claire Leaden

Massive Winter Nor’Easter Is Headed For NYC Tonight Through Tuesday

Here we go again!

A giant snow storm is headed for NYC today, will likely carry through Tuesday, and could drop 12-18 inches on the city!

The National Weather Service says the snow will start about 7 p.m. this evening, possibly a bit earlier. It will snow about 2-4 inches overnight, and then carry through to Monday when new accumulation of 7-11 inches is possible because of heavy snow falling.

Monday night it will continue again, with another 3-7 inches possible. It will be lighter Tuesday night, with only a half inch of accumulation, and then be done by Wednesday. You can read the full forecast for yourself here.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect, and it looks like they are considering updating it to a “blizzard warning.” A blizzard must last for three hours or longer, with sustained wind of up to 35 mph or more.

So far the city has only shared “winter storm warning” safety tips so far, but that will likely change to more severe warnings as the storm level is upgraded by the National Weather Service. You can stay up-to-date with Notify NYC.

The National Weather Service discourages travel in these conditions which could be very difficult to downright impossible, and says if you must that you should carry extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. They also say gusty winds could bring down tree branches.

Stay safe, NYC.

We’re guessing New Yorkers will probably make just as much of this snow storm as December’s…

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